3 Essential Djembe/Hand Drum Rhythms for Beginner/Intermediate Level Players


In this video we cover 3 essential djembe rhythms that will help take your hand drumming to higher level. These hand drum patterns come from different musical traditions around the world including the music Africa, Latin America, and the Middle-East.

The 3 Djembe Rhythms featured in this video are:
– Tresillo (aka Carribean Clave aka Malfuf)
– Basic Hip-Hop
– African/World

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AJ Block is the director of Didge Project and is active as a didgeridoo teacher and performer. In addition to didgeridoo, AJ has spent years studying music traditions from all over the world including jazz (trombone and piano), western classical music, Indian Classical Music, guitar and world percussion. AJ has developed a number of programs for Didge Project including The ABCs of Didgeridoo, The Didgeridoo Skills Course, and Circular Breathing Mastery. He is also the author of Didge For Sleep, a didgeridoo learning method designed specifically for people with Sleep Apnea. As a performer AJ is the leader of the Didge Project Music Collective and a member of Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey. AJ is a founding member of Sacred Arts Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of sacred art traditions through education, ritual and study. As a student of spiritual teacher Maestro Manuel Rufino AJ is an active member of the Golden Drum community.